Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-16-2008

ACLU
· Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers
http://www.aclu.org/pdfs/humanrights/crc_report_20080513.pdf

Brookings Institution
· Aid Strategy for Burma's Cyclone Victims.
http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0513_burma_ohanlon.aspx
· Expand the U.S. Agenda toward Pakistan. http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2008/0512_iraq_singer.aspx

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Redeployment as a Rite of Passage.
http://www.cdfai.org/PDF/Redeployment%20as%20a%20Rite%20of%20Passage.pdf

Carnegie Council
· MYANMAR: Reviewing the Argument for Humanitarian Intervention
http://www.cceia.org/resources/picks/0007.html

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Hizbollah Attempts a Coup d’√Čtat
http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=20117&prog=zgp&proj=zme

Center for American Progress
· Changing Rationales: A Timeline of Bush Administration Quotes on Iraq
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/05/iraq_timeline.html
· Full Disclosure: An Executive Order to Require Consideration of Global Warming Under the National Environmental Policy Act
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/05/pdf/nepa.pdf
· The Progressive Generation: How Young Adults Think About the Economy
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/05/pdf/progressive_generation.pdf

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
· An Empty Research Agenda: The Creation of Myths About Contemporary Venezuela
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/an-empty-research-agenda-the-creation-of-myths-about-contemporary-venezuela/
· How Not to Attack an Economist (and an Economy): Getting the Numbers Right
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/how-not-to-attack-an-economist-and-an-economy-getting-the-numbers-right/

Center for Global Development (CGD)
· The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent?
http://www.cgdev.org/content/publications/detail/16037
· Modernizing Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century: An Agenda for the Next US President
http://www.cgdev.org/content/publications/detail/15561

Center for a New American Security
· Anecdotal Evidence of a Hollowing Force? A Closer Look at Junior Officer Retention.
http://www.cnas.org/attachments/contentmanagers/2127/Junior%20Officer%20Retention%20May%202008.pdf

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Dissuasion Strategy vis-a-vis China
http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/S.20080506.Dissuasion_Strateg/S.20080506.Dissuasion_Strateg.pdf
Center for Strategic and International Studies
· The Afghan-Pakistan War: A Status Report.
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080512_afghanstatus_trend.pdf
· Hemisphere Focus: The Politics of Confrontation in Bolivia Vol. 16, Issue 1 — May 12, 2008
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/hf_v16_01.pdf
· A New Course for Pakistan
http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080514_sb_pakistantrip.pdf

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· The Agency & The Hill: CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004
https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/agency-and-the-hill/index.html

Congress. House Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff
· Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings
http://homeland.house.gov/SiteDocuments/20080513105623-98169.pdf

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Issues and Options in Infrastructure Investment
http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=9135&type=1

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2008-088 DoD IG Interim Report to Congress on Section 325 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, April 22, 2008 (Redacted Version)
http://www.dodig.mil/Audit/reports/fy08/08-088.pdf

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Chinese Foreign Policy in Hu’s Second Term: Coping with Political Transition Abroad
http://www.fpri.org/enotes/20080510.zhao.chineseforeignpolicyhu.html
· Elections, Political Transitions and Foreign Policy in East Asia [conference videotapes and reports] http://www.fpri.org/research/asia/electionseastasia/

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking Actions to Limit Their Interchange Fees, but Additional Revenue Collection Cost Savings May Exist
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08558.pdf
· Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08772t.pdf
· Defense Logistics: Navy Needs to Develop and Implement a Plan to Ensure That Voyage Repairs Are Available to Ships Operating near Guam when Needed
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08427.pdf
· Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots.
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08761r.pdf
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Military Departments Need to Strengthen Management of Enterprise Architecture Programs
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08519.pdf
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08705.pdf
· Information Management: Challenges in Implementing an Electronic Records Archive
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08738t.pdf
· Medical Devices: FDA Faces Challenges in Conducting Inspections of Foreign Manufacturing Establishments
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08780t.pdf
· Transportation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation and Surface Transportation Security Programs, but More Work Remains
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08487t.pdf
· U.S.-China Trade: USTR's China Compliance Reports and Plans Could Be Improved http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08405.pdf

Heritage Foundation
· How Reforms in Mexico Could Make the U.S. More Secure
http://www.heritage.org/Research/LatinAmerica/upload/bg_2135.pdf

Human Rights Watch
· The Netherlands: Discrimination in the Name of Integration
http://www.hrw.org/backgrounder/2008/netherlands0508/netherlands0508web.pdf
· “Saving its Secrets”: Government Repression in Andijan
http://hrw.org/reports/2008/uzbekistan0508/uzbekistan0508webwcover.pdf

International Crisis Group
· Congo: Four Priorities for Sustainable Peace in Ituri.
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5425&l=1
· Lebanon: Hizbollah’s Weapons Turn Inward
http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=5442&l=1
· The Philippines: Counter-insurgency vs. Counter-terrorism in Mindanao.
http://www.crisisgroup.org/library/documents/asia/south_east_asia/152_counterinsurgency_vs_counter_terrorism_in_mindanao.pdf
International Relations and Security Network
· Lebanon Resumes Fragile Dialogue
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=18973
· Sadr Movement at a Crossroads http://www.isn.ethz.ch/news/sw/details.cfm?id=18964

Lexington Institute
· Obama and McCain Share Many Views on Defense.
http://lexingtoninstitute.org/1264.shtml

NATO Defense College (NDC)
· Energy Security: NATO’s Limited, Complementary Role
http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/publications/rp_36en.pdf
· The NATO Mediterranean Dialogue at a Crossroads
http://www.ndc.nato.int/download/publications/rp_35en.pdf

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Central Asia: A Testing Ground for New Great-Power Relations
http://www.isn.ethz.ch/pubs/ph/details.cfm?id=49801

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· North Korea on the Precipice of Famine
http://www.petersoninstitute.org/publications/pb/pb08-6.pdf

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· The Federal Government's Favorables Fall Even Farther
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/836/opinion-federal-government-institutions

RAND
· Rethinking Counterinsurgency.
http://rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG595.5.pdf

U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
· Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict
http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/crc/docs/AdvanceVersions/CRC.C.OPAC.USA.Q1.Add1.doc

US Institute of Peace
· Analyzing Iran's Domestic Political Landscape
http://www.usip.org/pubs/usipeace_briefings/2008/0513_iran.html

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing the Annapolis Process.
http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2835
· Highlighting al-Qaeda's Bankrupt Ideology. http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/templateC05.php?CID=2836

White House
· Designation and Sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080509-6.html

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